Roxbury Mines

MODERATE 120 reviews
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Roxbury Mines is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Roxbury, Connecticut that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
511 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

The Main Loop (blue blazes) is a moderately difficult, 3.5-mile trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of History fun to Explore. My wife and I were there on a Sunny Day a few days after a March Snow Storm. Every thing looked picturesque.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike, didn’t take long to complete. Will definitely go back with the dog.

1 month ago

I’m not writing a review I’m just saying why can’t I find the mine?!? Tried to go look for some garnet today was walking along the water not sure what I was looking for, took a slip and fall and sprained my ankle. That’s what I get for going off the beaten path right after all the snow melted.... guess I’ll be waiting til summer. Ouch

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent hike for all ages.

5 months ago

nice trail careful with fall leaves and rocks

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike but definitely not 3.6. Blue blaze trail is 4.4 miles if do the red trail it will be 6.5 miles. I don’t know why people are saying you scramble rocks because there is no rock scrambling. Straight up hill for about .5 miles but not too difficult! Great ruins of the old mine. Stay to your left when you start the trail unless you want to do uphill on your way back.

hiking
6 months ago

Wow! The first half is more of a hike, with a good scrabble up a steep rocky incline, and the back half took us through a flat woodland road. The historic points of interest were great. Please don't drop anything down the mines, let the earth trolls sleep! :)

hiking
7 months ago

Went hiking here during Labor Day weekend after seeing the trail listed as one of Connecticut's best. The mix of terrain and the ruins in the first part of the loop made for an interesting trail but the second half was flat an dull. More of a nature walk than a hike. The signage wasn't very good either as everyone seemed to come to where the gorge bridge should have been and then looked very confused and walked away. Overall though, it was a great hike. Beware of parking though as there isn't much. You can park on the dirt road but it is narrow so be careful.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice mix of terrain with a few moderate climbs. Interesting historic site with remains of the mining facility from the 19th century. We look forward to seeing it again.

hiking
7 months ago

Really cool trail with lots of neat things to see. Just enough climbing mixed with flat walking trails. Looking forward to going back.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

easy to find, well marked trails, mines are cool!

8 months ago

Great trail. Well maintained. Many interesting sites for kids of all ages.

hiking
9 months ago

Roxbury Land Trust does a terrific job of maintaining all of their properties. This is among my favorite among their holdings.

hiking
10 months ago

The old Mining town structures were really neat!

hiking
10 months ago

Moderate trail
Got lost a couple of times but found our way back
Took two hours

backpacking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Great hike! Goes from easy to moderate along the whole way, the loop was much more worth it than seeing the attractions before hand!

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

Tree frogs are out and singing their songs. Did 4.3 mile loop on blue marked Quarry trail. Some mud in two or three spots, otherwise dry. Took about 90 minutes roundtrip from parking lot. Shepaug River is high and glowing briskly right now.

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

Pretty easy minus a few steep/rocky sections. Trail is marked, but still gets a little confusing. Overall an interesting place to take a short day trip

Sunday, November 20, 2016

This was a wonderful hike! A little bit of everything.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Awesome spot. Easy to follow trails with some steep spots to keep it fun and challenging. Lots of fallen leaves made the trail a bit tough in spots as you can really start to slide, but hiking poles really help with this. Cool historical spots with lots of informational placards explaining the mining operation and donkey trail. Bat cages were really cool too. We will definitely return.

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

For the most part it was moderate, however, the mine loop was completely flat. Other than that there was a nice mix on incline and I was able to do it in sneakers. Hardly saw anyone on the trail.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Beautiful hike! Lots of rock which can make it steep in some parts, but it was a very dynamic hike!

hiking
Friday, September 30, 2016

awesome place! if you like historical sites along with a nice 3.5 miles hike this is for you! had a blast just checking out the small caves and the old factory sites

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

good bits of history, somewhat rocky trails. has a good feeling of being away from civilization. will do this one again.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Very cool trail

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Great place. Lots of interesting history if your into that. Trails were challenging at points, but good exercise. Lots of bugs, so bring spray. I also enjoyed how they try to preserve bats and their habitat. All around good stuff!

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

We might have gotten a little lost at one point..definitely hiked more than 3.6 miles! However, it was fun..some steeper, rockier spots, but pretty flat for the most part. It was a good afternoon workout of the legs, that's for sure! Brought our dog but all the water was dried up so he was quite thirsty by the end of it. Lots of bugs!

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

It was awesome! Great place to get lost from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Easily marked trails, lots of cool spots and mines!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It was okay. Not that challenging for those who are adventurist.

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